|31st January 2005 Gene on Biography channel|
|For anyone that missed
the show last night it wasn't too bad and I'd recommend looking
out for a repeat (Biography channel repeat stuff all the time).
It contained the following:-
|Expo video 3|
|Today's expo video
features part of the Bruce Q&A (with Iain Lee) where he
talks about Paul running the show while Gene was off making
films (this one was shot by me hence the dodgy camera work).
Later this week I'll be uploading some clips of Iain during the
day along with a couple more live clips.
Click here to download
the clip (3.3 MB Windows Media Format)
|27th January 2005 Expo videos|
|Today's expo video has
been uploaded, this times it's Bruce with Dressed To Kill during
Lick It Up. Again, thanks to Andy from iainlee.co.uk
and DTK for letting me use this one.
Click here to download
the Lick It Up clip (3.3 MB Windows Media Format)
|26th January 2005 Expo videos|
from today I'll be uploading some short video clips from
the Nottingham Expo.
The first one comes courtesy of Andy G from iainlee.co.uk, it's a short clip of Bruce & Dressed To Kill playing Heaven's On Fire.
Big thanks to both Andy & DTK for letting me use the
Click here to download
the Heavens On Fire clip (2.3MB Windows Media Format)
|24th January 2005 Gene on Biography Channel (UK)|
|Seems like Gene is
flavour of the month over here at the minute, apart from
American Idol and Rock School, he will be featured on the
Biography Channel (SKY 229) this Sunday, 30th Jan at 8PM.
The program info from Sky says the following:-
"Sex, drugs & Rock n Roll. The long-tongued rock god who's fronted KISS for over 30 years. Tight catsuits and crazy nights have taken their toll but this rocker is still hotter than hell."
Thanks to Neil for the info.
|23rd January 2005 Gene on American Idol (UK)|
Simmons will be a guest judge on the new series of American Idol
which has just started on ITV2. Gene's show will be broadcast
next Friday, 28th January at 8:30PM ITV2.
|22nd January 2005 KISS World moves before it opens....|
|KISS World, the new
official shop that was due to open in Melbourne is currently
looking for new premises. A few photos circulated on the net
last week showing the current store looking like more of a
jumble sale than a superstore - this lead to rumours that the
shop was closing before it had even opened! However, it looks
like this is a temporary set back and the store will still open,
here's the official statement from http://www.kissworld.net
"Yes, we know! Like you we have become frustrated beyond words with the delays for the KISSWORLD Store. Dealing with Shopfitters, Landlords, Engineers and the like and constantly being given promises to correct structural problems and other issues with a building that is new has become tiresome.
The Directors have therefore decided that it is in
KISSWORLD's best interest to commence investigating alternative
sites for our Superstore. In the meantime we will continue to
work behind the scenes on the stores requirements & opening
and also on other new products for fans."
|21st January 2005 New Tribute shows|
|Dressed To Kill have
announced 5 more dates to their 2005 schedule (London, Crewe,
Stourbridge & Austria) click
here to see them.
Hotter Than Hell have also announced 3 more dates (Dudley, Birkenhead & Farnworth), you can see them here.
|Gene returns to UK|
|Gene Simmons has
announced on his official site that he will be coming to the UK
over the next few days. Unfortunately it's only to meet some
bank managers to help fund one of his outside interests (then
again maybe he's trying to fund a Hyde Park show...?).
|14th January 2005 Hotter Than Hell announcement|
Trevor, Ace in HTH]
Unfortunately Hotter than Hell have had to cancel our Scottish dates in April this year owing to some problems with the venues, we hope to be making it North of the border later this year though and will post the details as soon as they are confirmed. Also a reminder we are playing The Mill in Mansfield and the Bootlegger in Cleethorpes on the 22nd & 23rd of this month and hope to see you there.
Click Here for the latest HTH dates.
|9th January 2005 Ex-girlfriend sues Gene|
[From: Miami Hearald]
NEW YORK - A woman who says she is a former girlfriend of KISS rocker Gene Simmons is suing him for slander, saying the bass guitarist made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a "rockumentary" on VH-1 television.
Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, of Chester, N.Y., says in court papers that a photo of her appeared 11 times during the report on KISS, shown on the network several times in July and August, while Simmons claimed to have had sexual encounters with 4,600 women.
The documentary, "When KISS Ruled The World," purported to chronicle the band's 30-year career, assess its impact on rock music, and expose the quartet's "wild" antics. The other band members were guitarist/singer Paul Stanley, drummer Peter Criss, and guitarist Ace Frehley.
Simmons says during the show, "There wasn't a girl that was off limits, and I enjoyed everyone of them," court papers say.
At another point Simmons says, "I was a 24-hour whore. All I ever thought about was sex." This, court papers say, was shown and followed by a photo of Ward with Simmons.
Ward's papers say that because a photo of her with Simmons was shown during remarks about his sexual adventures, she was in effect portrayed as "wild" and "unchaste."
"The implication was that (Ward) was a prostitute and/or solicited prostitutes, and/or (she was) a sexually loose woman," court papers say.
Ward, married with a 21-year-old son, said she met Simmons at a concert in October 1972 when she was 21. For the next three years through fall of 1975, she says in court papers, they were in what she believed was "an exclusive, monogamous, romantic relationship."
During much of the time they were together, Ward's court papers say, Simmons was a college student and then a sixth-grade teacher "until the success of KISS propelled him out of the classroom and out of plaintiff's life."
Ward's lawsuit, filed Thursday in Manhattan's State Supreme Court, asks for unspecified damages from Simmons and his company, and from Viacom, VH-1's parent company, for alleged defamation and invasion of privacy.
Laura Nelson, spokeswoman for Viacom, said she could not comment on pending litigation.
No spokesperson for Simmons could be reached for comment.
|6th January 2005 Brand new forum!|
|KISSin' UK now has a
brand new forum, since EZBoard shut our last one down without
telling me! It is currently in it's early stages and I will be
changing the design of it a little, but it is ready to use.
If you can think of any other categories that should be added please let me know. I'm currently
looking into changing the buttons to make them KISS related (I've
It's available here: http://kissinuk.com/bb/
|4th January 2005 Mini KISS!|
|Fans of Mini-KISS can
check out http://www.gougoule.com/vrl/minikiss.php
to see a live video of them performing Dr Love! Thanks to Chris
for the info.
|Need a website?|
Over the next few months I will be purchasing my next years
worth of web hosting for KISSin' UK. As a result I will have
some spare capacity should you have any websites you would like
us to host, if this is the case please get in touch asap. I'm
expecting the cost to be around £30 per year (or £4 per
month), including 500MB of disk space and 20GB of bandwidth. The
site will be hosted by the same company that has hosted KISSin'
UK for the past 4 years, so I know they are reliable. Note that
you will need to have your own domain name already, although I
can help with this if required. Please Email me on
for a full list of features that will come with each site (they
include databases, forums, search engines, POP3 Email, webstats
and loads more).
|2nd January 2005 Happy New Year!|
Happy New Year to everyone who visits the site, hopefully 2005
will be a great year for KISS in Europe, with the rumored Hyde
Park show (although we seem to start every New Year with similar
rumours!!). Also GET WELL SOON to Paul Stanley who has
undergone a small operation to correct the hip replacement he
had back in October.
2004 was a fairly active year for KISS, here's a small round up of what happened:-
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